Advisory Board

Dr. Itamar Arel

Itamar Arel, Ph.D., M.B.A is Principal Investigator for the Machine Intelligence Lab & Networking Research Group and Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During 2000–2003 he was with TeraCross, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing Terabit/sec switch fabric integrated circuits, where he held several key positions including chief scientist.
Itamar received the Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Principal Investigator (CAREER) award in August 2004. His primary research interests include high-performance networking (switch architectures, packet scheduling algorithms, performance analysis), wireless sensor networks and machine learning.
Itamar coedited High-performance Packet Switching Architectures, and coauthored A Scalable Memory-Efficient Architecture for Parallel Shared Memory Switches, Is Time Ripe for Fabric on a Chip?, A Scalable Frame-based Multi-Crosspoint Packet Switching Architecture, Self-Certified Public Key Cryptography for Resource-Constrained Sensor Networks, TRTRL: A Localized Resource-Efficient Learning Algorithm for Recurrent Neural Networks, Redundant Linear Coding for Accelerating Counting and Comparison Operations, Adaptation of a Computer Networks Curriculum for Non-Technical Audience, A Novel Architecture for Digital Pulse Height Analysis with Applications to Radiation Spectroscopy, and A Stable Longest Queue First Signal Scheduling Algorithm for an Isolated Intersection. Read the full list of his publications!
He is:

  • Senior IEEE Member (Computer and Communication Societies)
    • Member of the IEEE Communication Switching & Routing Technical Committee (CSWT)
    • Member of the IEEE Communication Systems Integration, Modeling and Simulation Technical Committee (CSIM)
    • Member of the IEEE Ad Hoc & Sensors Communications & Networks Technical Committee
  • ACM Member
  • Member of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Itamar earned his B.Sc. (1995), M.Sc. (1998) and Ph.D. (2003) degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He also earned his M.B.A. degree in 2002 from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel.